Ben Affleck has been going home from rehab every day, lent Shauna Sexton his car

Ben Affleck has predictably been going home from rehab every day to work out. His people have admitted this and there are paparazzi photos of him arriving and leaving his house with a sober companion. And in case you wondered if Shauna Sexton was there too, like she was the first time Ben went home and her car was spotted there, it’s hard to tell for sure because she’s driving Ben’s car now. Plus Ben has put up a big curtain over his driveway, but he’s been parking on the other side of it so photographers can get photos of him going into the house. This news is being covered by People Magazine and paparazzi agency X17. US Magazine, E!, and ET don’t have follow up stories about the fact that Ben keeps going home for some reason. (E! has a single brief news clip about how well Jen is doing as she promotes that problematic movie she’s in.)

Here’s People’s report, which includes the fact that Ben stepped out to get a haircut too.

“On Saturday, Ben got a morning haircut at the Malibu Wave Salon,” a source tells PEOPLE, adding that the Oscar winner, 46, “also spent time at his Pacific Palisades house before returning to rehab,” where he’s seeking treatment for alcohol addiction.

“He had another workout session with a trainer,” the source continued, remarking that “he has had a workout at home every day this week.”

“He looks much better and seems healthier,” the insider added.

Another source tells PEOPLE that Affleck is “doing well” and attends daily meetings and workouts.

“He knows he needs to stay focused and listen to those around him,” the source added.

“He goes home to his gym to work out with his trainers,” the insider said. “Since last week, he’s been driven from the clinic every day from rehab to the house to work out for a few hours a day. He’s always accompanied by his coach and therapist.”

[From People]

Gee, I wonder who People’s source is which makes Affleck sound like the most committed rehab patient for driving home every day, as if there aren’t other places he can work out. Radar quotes a source who claims that Ben is uncooperative in rehab and “does not have any intention of staying sober,” which seems like a no brainer and may be just an assumption. The dude is leaving in patient rehab every day even though he knows he’s getting photographed. How serious can he be about it? Also Shauna Sexton supposedly posted something to Instagram about being sober and how it’s going to get her ripped. Given how she defended her arrests for being drunk in public and drinking underage, how long do you think that’s going to last?

Meanwhile Jennifer Garner posted this video to Instagram in which she’s wearing boxing gear with Uggs and being goofy to the Rocky theme. She’s very ripped and this is on brand for her. There’s another video she posted in which she is supposed to conduct exit interviews with people who saw Peppermint, except the video is about how nervous she is and we never get to the part where she talks to anyone who saw the movie.

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  1. Des says:

    Ben can really pick them, huh?

    • Jan90067 says:

      As far as side pieces go, the cheaper the better to rub in Jen’s face.

      If he IS serious about his rehabbing, yeah, facilities like the on in Malibu (that charge about $50-60K/ PER MONTH) have all the facilities he’d need. He WANTS to be out and seen, end of.

      • Dora says:

        He seems to be a man with serious mental problems. He has to disappear for a few years and stay for a long time in a good rehab centre, but he can’t stay away from the spotlight even to save his life.

      • Natalie S says:

        He has some Thomas Markle tendencies.

    • Tourmaline says:

      That shower curtain thing hanging over the driveway is tacky AF

      I’m constantly perplexed by Ben’s driveway sitch, he is like a $20 million estate but it lacks all privacy with that driveway setup. He ‘s a dude that would benefit from being in some kind of gated community

      • Mariposa says:

        That was my first thought too…why is his house so close to the fence-line? And, couldn’t he install actual security gates instead of a shower curtain?

  2. InquisitiveNewt says:

    Don’t such sophisticated rehab facilities usually have on site gyms, horse riding, yoga studios, pools and the like? And dedicated trainers to help… Okay, enough with the sarcasm: this really is a self indulgent, miserable excuse of a man.

  3. Mia4s says:

    So basically he’s using rehab to detox and that’s about it? Oof, yeah that’s a good sign said no one ever. 🙄

    Oh and Garner must be THRILLED the young enough to be his daughter Playboy model has stuck! If she didn’t want the kids to meet the accomplished, age appropriate producer, I can’t wait to see how things go with this one. Mess!!!!!!!!!

    • Sigh... says:

      He’s prob doing this because since word got out he’s becoming uninsurable/too costly to insure for movie studios, he’s trying to make it look like he has a handle on things, that he can work and heal.

      But there’s “getting a grip” and then there’s “white-knuckling it.” He needs to jettison the thirst-trap, go in and STAY, and Garner needs to cut the cord (at least for her children). Hollywood (and Garner) will gladly welcome him back on an attempted “comeback tour” in a year or so.

  4. Digital Unicorn says:

    The enabler ain’t going away until she gets a pay day!

  5. Astrid says:

    This whole divorce rehab situation is getting ridiculous. I understand that there are kids involved, but really? They both seem to be vying for best parent award. Just shut it down and get divorced quietly and move on

    • Treelover says:

      The excuse that she putting her kids first as the reason to not sign the divorce papers is just that an excuse. Her fans thought with Lindsay but out of the picture Jen was going to come in and Save the Day and it was just laughable. Ben doesn’t want to get sober but he wants the public to think that he does. Ben uses the whole rehab thing to fix his image whenever he goes on a bender. This time was no different and sadly Jen goes along with it every time and plays her part. Whatever Jen reason for not signing the divorce papers is, I don’t think it has anything thing to do with the kids or Ben sobriety. When Ben is ready to take his sobriety seriously he will stop running to the tabloids and stop doing photo ops at rehab. He will get help full time and on the DL without the public knowledge.

      • ncw says:

        Jen won’t sign the divorce papers because she is a stage 10 clinger. She’s made a career out of being Mrs. Affleck, and doesn’t want to let go of it.

  6. Eleonor says:

    I think he is not committed to his sobriety.
    I am sad for his kids.

    • Esmom says:

      I agree. His sudden interest in working out every day (which he clearly was not doing before) is laughable. I’m guessing he has every opportunity to work out at the rehab place. If he really was committed to getting sober he’d say there. It is sad. And scary.

  7. Jenns says:

    Messy as always. He’s never going to change.

    And doesn’t being in rehab mean staying away from romantic relationships? Apologies if I have that wrong, but I thought it was recommended that you commit to yourself and your sobriety for while.

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      I though, too, that the recommendation is to avoid romantic relationships for at least a year because you don’t know who you are or how to relate people until you are clean and sober for some time.

  8. HelloSunshine says:

    I do wonder how far JG will let this go as far as custody. I know she wants Ben to be a good and dedicated father but the reality of the situation is that he isn’t either of those things. I’m really hoping this is a last chance scenario.

    And obviously leaving rehab every day and hanging around the person you were with while relapsing hard shows great commitment 🙄

    • Jc says:

      I agree with you.

      The fact that he is even interested in his Playmate one night stand says that he doesn’t give a crap about sobriety. That takes 100% focus and leaves no room for distractions.

      I hope she’s done after this. I respect how hard she’s tried but it’s obviously not working.

      It’s time for her to focus on being the best single mother she can be and helping her kids to realize that the fact that their father is a Trainwreck is not their fault.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      agree with both of you. I’ve been one of those defending Garner, and I really do believe she’s been this persistent with her support because of the kids, but…

      …honey, it’s time to cut him loose, finalize the divorce, and let him succeed or fail on his own.

      • Ali says:

        Seems like what JG has been building towards was a Goop style family life but she’s got an ex a lot more like Charlie Sheen than Chris Martin.

    • Mariposa says:

      Yes, I’ve been wondering too. There’s a fine line between supporting him for the kid’s sake and enabling.

      Maybe while he knows she will rescue and protect him, he never has to hit rock bottom, and maybe he is someone who needs to lose it all before he takes responsibility. Or maybe she’ll let him hit rock bottom and he’ll die. I feel sad about this one.

  9. LL says:

    According to TMZ, they settled the divorce before Ben went to rehab… but are waiting until he’s “out” (and healthy/sober) to legally finalize. That’s hilarious. Doesn’t seem to me like he’s “in” rehab much these days, spending all his time at home “working out” with his gf. Jen Garner is a moron for allowing this guy to dictate her life.

    • Original T.C. says:

      I don’t believe TMZ’s story about the divorce almost being finalized. If she’s waiting for him to be sober after rehab then I have a beautiful sea front home in th Artic to sell her! She’s not dumb, just committed to being Mrs Affleck. I have second hand embarrassment for her as he chases around a girl who looks like a teenager.

      • M says:

        I don’t believe it either. It’s all a ploy to make Garner look less pathetic.
        It’s not working.

      • Sigh... says:

        I think Garner lost the plot a nanny* ago. BOTH of them appear to be putting on this similar, yet opposing front that is clearly fraying at every seam.

        Even martyrdom has a certain amount of hubris to it.

        *nanny – an acceptable unit of measurement, interchangeable with “a Shookus,” “a stripper/escort,” “a C-List co-star,” etc

  10. Mee says:

    He’s the middle aged guy who just wants a hot girl to tell him “you’re the biggest and the best I’ve ever had!” And he’ll give her his bank account number. Loll

  11. JRenee says:

    That picture of Jen handing him the fast food just elicited sympathy from me I felt like his life was in danger and he was taking steps to save his life. This current behavior seems like he’s not serious about his sobriety.
    My heart hurts for his children. This is like a path of slow death and destruction.

    • AMA1977 says:

      All I can think is how F**KING PISSED I would be if I were Jen Garner right now. She sucked it up and helped him when he was a literal mess and incoherent, probably minutes away from alcohol poisoning, because she’s a good human and a good mother, and he can’t even be bothered to pretend to take rehab seriously for the ridiculously short 30-day stint he allegedly “committed” to. I respect the hell out of her for trying, one more time, and I believe that she really thought he might die if she didn’t go, but I hope she is DONE. He is a big boy and he needs to fix this on his own (of course with all of the vast, vast resources that his wealth and position afford him.)

      • stacey says:

        When is she going to finalize the divorce? Like seriously…what could possibly be her reasoning at this point now that Shauna is in the picture and visiting him in rehab that Jen DROVE him to? What a slap in the face…

        Jen won’t divorce Ben ever – even if/when Shauna gets pregnant.

  12. riley says:

    Shauna’s basically been living at his home, driving his car, visiting him in rehab (this weekend), picking out furniture for his place, and now she’s going sober for him. I predict that she’ll be tough to really get rid of. Garner may as well pull the trigger on the divorce now. Bizarre how she’s still hanging on, and don’t say it’s for the kids, because being exposed to their perpetually-drunk dad and his gleeful 22-year-old Playmate girlfriend isn’t *actually* good for young kids.

    • heylee says:

      But for *why* is Ben keeping Shauna around?!?!?!?!!?!?! Why are his people letting this happen?

      How is her presence not a deal breaker for Jen G or for his rehab facility for that matter? Where is the scared straight tough love?

      It sounds like he basically is doing out-patient rehab, which has not worked for him in the past.

    • Sandy says:

      Why is it so important that she has to divorce him? my sister and my friend never divorced, they just live their lives separately, if no one plans to remarry, what’s the big deal, I think she is smart if she stay marry and move on. Unless Ben wants to remarry, ben is not interested in remarring, I think Lindsay knew that and left.

      • Mela says:

        Why would anyone stay married to a man / marriage in which the marital vows are no longer honored and the man is having serious relationships with other women?

        Not surprised your friend and sister havent moved onto and remarried because What man would want to get involved with a woman who hasn’t divorced their husband after years living separated? It sounds really unhealthy and just pure laziness. Probably why no one wants to date Jennifer Garner – still hung up on her husband enough to never finalize a divorce.

        No woman over 28 would take Ben seriously in his current circumstances (still married to estranged wife, rehab)

      • connie says:

        It’s a big deal because they MADE it a big deal with all of their PR and leaks and public statements. It wouldn’t matter if they didn’t have three young kids but they do and they put them through all of this… just to stay married? Jen is a doormat. It’s not about whether or not Ben wants to get remarried or not, is Jen Garner that pathetic and spineless? What kind of example of marriage and relationships is that for her kids, especially her impressionable daughters?

      • Snowflake says:

        So do they tell men they’re single or separated ? Or still married. To me, if someone hasn’t divorced after years apart, theyre still hung up on each other. It would be a turnoff to me if i was a guy trying to date them.

  13. Veronica S. says:

    God, he’s so useless. I feel bad for his kids.

    I have to admit she’s got some killer arms on her, though. Them biceps, yo.

  14. naomi osaka fan says:

    Are there people out there who actually believe that he goes home to work out? LOL. I guess it’s the same people who believe that the divorce will ever be finalized, or that Jen Garner will ever get another man.

    He’s being driven home so he can spend quality time with his girlfriend.

    Jen Garner just turning a blind eye to it ALL, pretending her new movie has glowing reviews and isn’t a racist, bigoted piece of crap, pretending that her husband didn’t put up that big black curtain to prevent her from seeing more pap pics of his booze deliveries and the comings and goings (but mostly comings) of his Playmate girlfriend… lol. Forever his doormat, forever his pathetic ashes.

  15. Elena says:

    I feel like he is using Shauna to be like Jen I DO WHAT I WANT!
    I’m tired of Jen’s “I’m so goofy, haha” game…her movie does not sound like a fun night out.
    I feel like Jen is propping him up, as he kicks and screams, to be something he isn’t…
    He has 3 great kids. If I were Jen I would have divorced him and gone for full custody. Supervised visits until he proves he can be safe with them.

    • moira says:

      Yep. Like Shookus was a punch to Garner’s gut. He was boxed into a corner to go to rehab but he’s making sure that everyone knows that he’s doing the bare minimum. If he were serious about it, he would be following all of his facility’s rules and guidelines for sobriety to a T.

    • Tourmaline says:

      I think Shauna may also be used to be like- “Hey Lindsay Shookus lookitme- I DO WHAT I WANT!” She’s all purpose that way…

      • Ali says:

        All purpose, lol.

        I had already forgotten about Shookus and how she might be feeling.

        I can’t remember which song has the line when I’m f’’ed up that’s the real me but that’s so Ben.

  16. Electric Tuba says:

    Eek 😬His publicist needs to not share so much I think. Sorry

  17. Sarah says:

    Ugh. Wash, rinse, repeat…I am sick of his face, and have been since about 1997.

    • Pandy says:

      Yes agree with you!!! He’s a drunk with money and a big ego. Not interesting at all. But something nice. His shirt isn’t stained.

  18. moira says:

    He’s not taking rehab seriously bc it wasn’t his choice to go and it needed to be for it to work. The fact that he’s going home every day to be with his gf is proof that this rehab staycation is a total joke, he was never serious about it, and he went because he was given an ultimatum. How many times are he and Garner going to play this game before one of them wises up and stops playing? Codependent. Toxic. Enabling.

  19. Rapunzel says:

    He worked out for Batman a lot, so maybe he’s back at it for a solo Bat film which he’ll direct? Maybe that’s his “redemption story” this time? He’s totally got one planned.

    I personally don’t think it’s a horrible sign if he’s only leaving for a few hours a day with someone watching him. I bet other patients at this facillity are allowed the same. But it’s not a good sign either. He needs to ditch the playboy model and concentrate on himself/ his kids.

    Ben most likely would’ve been better served by a tougher rehab facillity in another state. The fact that he didn’t go to one already showed he wasn’t as committed as he could be, so this leaving rehab on the reg for conjugal visits/basketball with the bros is par for the course.

    • Treelover says:

      Your deluding yourself if you believe any of what they are selling. Fact is rehab facilities have gyms and the more fancy the rehab facility the better the gym. Not to mention Ben was in a “outpatient rehab before and it didn’t work and he also been to a part time rehab and it didn’t work. There is no excuse for Ben to leave rehab to “workout”.

    • Sigh... says:

      “He worked out for Batman a lot, so maybe he’s back at it for a solo Bat film which he’ll direct?”

      Naaaah. Matt Reeves took over both script and direction of the solo Batman film many months ago. He has been asked several times if Batfleck will be back and has not said “no,” BUT not “yes” either, despite plenty of opportunities.

      Snyder is no longer over the DC Cineverse, Wheldon has also been quickly throned/dethroned, all in favor of a longtime, very popular in-house DC comic writer. Affleck is probably all but done with DC/Batman.

      And high-end/studio-hired trainers don’t NEED to come to your house. This could be done at rehab, a trainer’s own private facility, an exclusive/secured public gym, etc.

  20. southernbelle824 says:

    If this idiot was serious about rehab he would have went to a legitimate inpatient rehab. He can work out in rehab, ha like he works out. This cheap escort model is a stage 5 clinger who is gonna make Jennifer look aloof. I see a pregnancy, drugs, drama and crash and burn. He will not pull out if this one. He needs inpatient rehab, no new relationship for 1 year, after care with 90 meetings in 90 days. He is an insult to actual recovering addicts. Plus I think the true Ben is out. The cruel, ego maniac and hell bent on destruction. Well it’s coming. Plus he does this to divert from Jen’s movies and career too. He sucks. And his kids deserve better. Cut him loose and let him flop. Plus buy your escort some boobs. She too young to say that much. Lindsay was smart to cut her losses.

  21. ScotiaGirl says:

    Wow another story about Ben and it turns into an all out attack on Garner! Nothing like women cutting down their own gender.

    The situation with Bunny Shauna is just gross! She could be his daughter and no doubt sees Ben as her ticket to create face/name recognition for herself to further her Hollywood agenda, which I am sure she now has. Wonder what Damon and Lucy think of it. Does she sometimes slip up and call him Daddy? Ben’s PR better step in fast. But I kinda think they may have already tried and he is staying the course as is so he can blatantly stick it in their face that he will decide how he lives not them.

    He is not fully committed to rehab just doing the perception dance. His trainers could come to him not vice versa! I suspect it will be put out there that he is doing specific training for Batman but again his trainer could go to the gym there.

  22. Loca says:

    There is now photos of Shawna visiting Ben in rehab and stayed for 4 hours. Basically Ben sober or not wants to move on and has no problem expressing that. I knew this would not stop him from dating Shawna if that was Jennifer’s plan she seemed overly joyed the day after she took Ben to rehab. It seems sketchy to me how everything played out. One of them needs to just have the divorce finalized with obviously court monitored limited visits. At this point he’s only letting down his children and they will realize that in time.

  23. Self-Sabotage says:

    His new gf is hot. Lucky Ben!!!!!

    If you are a man and have money, even after 40s your still good to go. Horrible world we live in where that happens. Oh well!

    • ScotiaGirl says:

      I dont find her that great looking but she is definitely somewhat attractive and looks arent everything and I am NOT knocking her on that. But she is way too young for him and is just star struck and caught up in the celebrity being with him entails! And he just thinks it makes him the envy of any red blooded man that he has a young playboy bunny on his arm. To most people it is creating the opposite effect – it’s disgusting for a father of three young children.

  24. Socks says:

    This is such a joke! There is no reason for him to leave rehab, at all. He’s not serious about his sobriety at all. I feel bad for kids and I hope Jen realizes she just needs to give up on the hope he’ll get sober.

  25. Chef Grace says:

    Yes he is working out. Sucking the gut in and holding it can be a serious workout. 😋
    As for his little chickadee, she seems to enjoy the fame game. I doubt she is sober. Hope so as alcohol is a destroyer of lives.

  26. stacey says:

    Rumour has it over at x17 that Shauna quit her job because Ben hired her to do his “assistant” duties – which is why she is driving his car while she is doing his errands (like ordering furniture/visiting him in rehab).

    How bizarre

    • M says:

      That’s not a rumor, it’s a fantasy conjured up by an obsessed Garner stan who posts on disqus under the name “guest.” This person is obsessed with the saga and lives in denial that Ben is over Jen.

      • ScotiaGirl says:

        M – think it definitely goes both ways contrary to what you Ben Stan’s fantasies are – think Jen is just as over Ben and honestly think every she is doing IS solely for the kids and I also think for Ben’s Mom whom Jen is very close with. I would not be surprised if Chris has not asked for her help/support with Ben. You can care for someone and go to the ends of the earth to save them and not be “in love” with them. I don’t think she wants Ben back. She wants him back as a stable Dad for her kids which will go a long way in giving them a happy childhood and stability. Would you want your kids to grow up with an alcoholic Dad or would you try to help him be stable so the kids have a shot at the exact opposite and save them a lot if embarrassment.

        Whether she loves him, Likes him or outright loathes him, she is stuck with him in her life til the very last child is of legal age! There is absolutely no way she can escape that or cut him out of her life completely for that reason. When will you guys get that! So for that very reason she is trying to make it the best scenario as possible.

      • connie says:

        Scotia, Jen isn’t saving him or even helping him. She got to do a pap stroll to beg them for space but then he turned around and gave the finger to rehab. He clearly does not want to be there and isn’t taking it seriously. She should have let him hit rock bottom. When will Jen get it?! lol She is slow. Ps. The best scenario is not one in which she continues to wipe his ass every 5 minutes. That is the worst case scenario bc her daughters and son will witness that, grow up and repeat it in their own lives. Setting boundaries is the only way to cope with an addict. Jen cannot and will not do that (because she wants him back, I don’t care what anyone says).

      • Treelover says:


        Connie is right. Jen needs to stop enabling Ben and let him face the consequences of his actions. That’s the only way Ben will take responsibility for his actions and get help. By not allowing him to hit rock bottom Jen is enabling him to continue to drink. Why whould he get help if he knows Jen is going to be there to clean up his mess and help fix his image.

        What is Jen doing now that’s saving her kids from embarrassment? Their father is a drunk public mess and continue to be so. He had a affair with their nanny and all the drunken photos of him all over the internet. You yourself mentioned that his new girlfriend is young enough to be his daughter. Not to mention his sexual assault of 3 women.

  27. FF says:

    I don’t get why people are quite so quick to call Sexton names, as if she’s got more wild schemes than a Bond villain when she’s the youngest in all this in still – potentially – in the prime of her stupid while Ben is heading towards his fifties and still acting like a gigantic manbaby.

    I mean she didn’t coerce him into picking her up by throwing alcohol at him. Yet she seems to be getting more heat than him in some of these comments. I’m not saying she’s blameless just that if anyone in this should know better by now it’s Ben and Jen, and yet they don’t. For Sexton it’s at least still shiny and has novelty value (when women older than her have and continue to fall for Ben’s schtick – not that I get it’s appeal).

    (Btw, hooking up with women while failing rehab is definitely his MO, I feel like he did this back with Bennifer 1, correct me if I’m wrong.)

  28. becoo says:

    …so easy to have kids, and so difficult to be a good parent.

  29. Keaton says:

    I’ll never get over the fact Garner gets tons of vitriol on these stories when the person who really deserves it is Affleck. Forget about Garner for a second and think about his kids. What does his behavior show us about him as a father? I know she’s hoping one day he can be a good stable clean PRESENT father to them but clearly he cares more about his ego & alcohol than his own children. He simply does not care. It’s obvious. He wants to do what he wants to do.
    Fingers crossed she finally moves on and finds a man that will be good to her children At least she’ll be able to tell her kids one day that she did her best. She tried her hardest to keep him in their lives but he just doesn’t care. It’s really sad. My sympathy for this guy is totally gone. He has zero gratitude for his good fortune.

  30. Carolnr says:

    I am concerned about this rehab center. I maybe understood them permitting him to work out with his trainer on a movie role , ironically channeling his life, The Has Been.
    But when his 22 year old Playboy model was photographed at his house, driving his car & now going in & out of that rehab center, it is giving that rehab center very negative publicity. It is making a mockery of that rehab center! I guess as long as they getting their money, they don’t care!